Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Taste of New Orleans! (Sucré King Cake GIVEAWAY)

Sucré King Cake
New Orleans has always intrigued me with it vibrant culture, dynamic music, and flavorful foods. And quickly approaching is one of the times of year that the city shines its brightest -- Mardi Gras!  Sadly I won't be able to make it down this time 'round, but I was delighted to hear that I could experience at least one integral part of the tradition right here in my home. And so can one of you! =D
Sucre King Cake 2
It turns out that Sucré, whose French macarons I've been coveting for quite some time, also makes a killer King Cake (a must at any Mardi Gras celebration!). It's gotten praise from The Times Picayune, Washington Post, and New York Times, among others. If you're among the uninitiated, a King Cake consists of buttery sweet danish pastry filled with cinnamon and cream cheese then topped off with a vibrant array of colored sugar. A trinket (usually a small plastic baby) is also put in each cake. The person who finds it is then dubbed King or Queen for the day and said to receive good fortune for the year! That person then has the duty to pay it forward by throwing another party and serving a King Cake. How. Fun. Is. That?! So the point of all this is that Sucré has generously offered to provide one of their award-winning King Cakes (feeds 8-10) to one lucky 6 Bittersweets reader just in time to throw your own local mini-Carnival!

This giveaway will remain open for 5 days and is limited to addresses in the continental US. To enter, do as many of the following as you want and leave a separate comment for each thing you do! Please also make sure to leave me your email address to contact you if you win. The giveaway will close on Tuesday, February 5, at midnight, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter!  This giveaway has ended -- thanks to all who entered!
  • Tell me your favorite New Orleans, Mardi Gras, or King Cake experience if you've had one.
  • Visit Sucré's online store, and share your favorite treat in the comments.
  • Like Sucré on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me you did so.
  • Follow Sucré on Twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did so.
  • Subscribe to this blog, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do.
  • Follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did or already do including your Twitter name.
  • Tweet about this giveaway including a link to this post and tagging @6bittersweets, then leave a comment telling me.
P.S. - Don't like relying on the whims of Lady Luck? Sucré will take/ship out orders of King Cakes until February 11, and don't forget to check out their nommy macaron selection too while you're there!

59 comments:

  1. I love that speciality, although I have never eaten it in the US...

    Don't count me in (I live in Switzerland)...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. My niece started making a king cake one night while I was putting her little sister to bed. She was 4 at the time. We were up very late finishing it.

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  3. I'm also a subscriber.

    anniedotlanningatgmaildotcom

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  4. I've never been to NOLA but the moment I do I want to head to Cafe du Monde for their famous beignets! These cake looks amazing!

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  5. I just visited New Orleans with my hubby not long ago and it was a blast! I fell in love with that city right the way. I love that I can enjoy Jazz music almost at every corner of the street. It's just wonderful.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  6. I don't think I've ever tried a King Cake before....so, I probably missing out. I would love to try the Sucré King Cake from Sucré's store. It looks gorgeous!

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  7. Liked Sucré on Facebook.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  8. Hi There, All these pictures are looking gorgeous and I am craving to have a bite too:) Wonderful and appetizing cakes at galore. Have a wonderful week.
    Regards, Sonia

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  9. Following Sucré on Twitter

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  10. Following 6 Bittersweets on Twitter

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  11. I have been wanting to try this for so long! What a lovely cake!

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  12. I tweeted about this giveaway! worthystyle [at] gmail [dot] com

    XOXO

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  13. I have "liked" Sucre on FB. I already follow them on Twitter. I have ordered their macaroons and King Cake in the past. Love them both! Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!!

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  14. Never had King's cake before!

    jane@atasteofkoko.com

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  15. Following you on Twitter via @atasteofkoko.com

    jane@atasteofkoko.com
    www.atasteofkoko.com

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  16. my fave on Sucre: chocolate macaroons!

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  17. I have never had a King Cake (or been to New Orleans)...but they sound like so much fun.

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  18. I've never had King Cake so the closest I've come to it is watching how it's made on TV. It sounds like a fun cake to have!

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  19. I would like to try ALL the macarons, especially the chocolate-covered ones. :D

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  20. I follow Sucré on Twitter (@kawaiidragon88)

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  21. I follow you on Twitter (@kawaiidragon88)

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  22. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/kawaiidragon88/status/297592546350231552

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  23. I follow you on twitter :) @nretsneklafm

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  24. My only king cake experience was making one for a class one year. The cake was yummy but I had not quite perfected the art of decorating the cake. Needless to say instead of pretty green, yellow, and gold icing it came out a weird green-brown-grey as the icings mixed.

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  25. Mmm.. there are so many yummy things on their website. I'm a huge sucker for chocolates and their salted caramels seem divine. Also their macarons. And everything else on their site. Basically I have a huge sweet tooth.

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  26. I used to work in a bakery and me and the baker snuck and made a mini king cake while the owner was out so we could try it lol. It was pretty tasty.

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  27. Like Sucré on Facebook: Rae Pavey

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  28. following Sucré on twitter @throuthehaze

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  29. Follow 6 Bittersweets on Twitter @throuthehaze

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  30. email subscriber
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  31. The macarons, of course (though I'd love to try everything..). I think my hubby just ordered the Valentine macs :)

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  32. I already follow you on Twitter. @athenaplichta

    p.s. thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I still remember the first time I had king cake in 3rd grade - how fun and delicious!

    mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

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  34. Their mardi gras macarons look so good!

    mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

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  35. I like them on FB! (Amy J....)

    mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow them on twitter! (@chknpotpie)

    mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

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  37. I follow you on twitter too! (@chknpotpie)

    mysecretagentloverman at gmail dot com

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  39. I follow you on Twitter (@eykwee)

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  40. I'm now following your blog with gmail, hope that counts as subscribing..?

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  41. I lovoe the Carnival Chocolate Collection!

    alexs549 at hotmail dot com

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  42. I like Sucre New Orleans on FB!

    alexs549 at hotmail dot com

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  43. I follow SucreNewOrleans on Twitter! @hiheyalexis

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  44. I follow 6bittersweets on Twitter! @hiheyalexis

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